GeekWire Calendar: Meetups

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Techstars Startup Week Seattle

October 21 - October 25

Techstars Startup Week Seattle is a five-day celebration of the local startup ecosystem to build momentum and opportunity around Seattle’s unique entrepreneurial identity. Startup Week in Seattle is the perfect opportunity to play a part in building the startup ecosystem that will continue to grow for many years to come. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a student, a corporate leader, an investor—or just interested in learning more about entrepreneurship—you’ll feel right at home all week long. You can expect a variety…

Founders Live PDX

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We are back at it again on Tuesday, October 22nd. Another great night of networking, fast-paced pitches from 5 amazing startups, plus some good food and drink to boot. We return to Graybox, our new and most amazing venue. If you missed last month, you don't want to miss this next one! A unique and intimate setting that includes outdoor space overlooking the city. Very cool! FREE TICKETS through Friday 9/27.

Data & Drinks: Building Resilient Privacy Solutions | Capitol Hill

October 24 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Come join us for a riveting evening of cocktails and insightful conversations around adapting, complying and innovating in an ever-changing world of privacy and data security. Bringing together local tech founders, c-suite executives and in-house counsel, with a particularly warm welcome to women, LGBTQ and minority professionals, we’ll discuss what large businesses are doing to build resilient privacy compliance programs, methods for emerging companies to meet legal obligations without full time privacy counsel, and how architects are designing products with privacy…

FCC Seattle Hacktoberfest

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hacktoberfest 🎃 is DigitalOcean and Dev.to's month-long celebration of open source software. Come join us later this month, and we'll have mentors on hand to help you find an open-source project to contribute to. You'll get a great start on your first pull request, and, if you're choosy about the issue you tackle, you could even solve the issue and submit your pull request by the close of our event! If you're among the first 50,000 to submit four pull…

Founders Live Seattle

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us during Seattle Startup Week for an incredible fall evening at Galvanize as you hang with other entrepreneurs and hear from 5 awesome Seattle startups. Founders Live is an unforgettable happy hour competition sweeping the globe where up to five handpicked companies take the hot seat, with only 99 seconds to pitch their company and describe their value proposition in front of an eager audience. After the pitches and audience Q&A, the crowd will vote on a winner who…

ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Seattle Conference

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by ChickTech Seattle, the ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women) Seattle Conference is an annual action-packed event where talented women and allies can build skills, grow their community, and accelerate their career path. Join us and other women and allies in tech for speaking sessions, hands-on workshops, one-on-one coaching sessions, a career fair, and so much more. We welcome all people from all backgrounds and people of all genders! All proceeds from the ACT-W Seattle Conference go towards…

Partner Power Hour with Micha Goebig: Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

October 26 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

Have you ever felt like you’re only winging it and that it is only a matter of time until people find out that you are not as competent as they may think? Are you sometimes convinced that your successes are just down to blind luck or being in the right place at the right time? If so, you may be struggling with impostor syndrome. Many of us do, also—and especially—people who are hard-working, well educated, and successful. The good news…

Parenthood x Entrepreneurship: A Fireside on the Founder-Family Journey

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Does parenthood seem invisible in #startuplife? These entrepreneurs are changing that. Join the leaders of Glowforge, LegUp, Weekdays, and WeWork Labs for a conversation on the highs, lows, and how-to's of the founder, funding, and family journey. We'll discuss what it takes to balance being a parent and wearing all hats for your business (and whether balance is even possible). We'll also celebrate the local resources and partners who are making growing your business while growing a human a little…

Venture2Impact Happy Hour & Panel Session

October 29 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Volunteer Abroad - Use Your Skills to Create Massive Impact!! The Pacific Northwest is one of the most innovative regions on the planet. Our tech population is solving some of the world’s complex problems: from communications, to transportation, search, trust and entertainment. Join us on October 29th to learn about the growing movement of skilled based volunteering abroad and meet some of our local volunteers who are creating change on a global scale!

Boost Your Mobile Curb Appeal–Digital Marketing for Residential Real Estate

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the PropTech Seattle October Open House Event focused on Digital Marketing for Residential Real Estate. Enjoy a Happy Hour Drink and Bites while you learn and network. Learn from our panelists, ask questions, as they discuss how the residential real estate industry is undergoing tremendous change; from iBuying, blockchain, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways buyers, sellers and investors interact with each other and the properties they are interested in. Add to that Millennial buyers making…

Spotlight: Chronic Homelessness

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

There is a homelessness crisis in Seattle. Many people want to do something to help but don’t know where to start. Join YP Impact and Plymouth Housing for a panel discussion with local experts and leaders as we explore the issue of chronic homeless and address some common questions: Who is living on the streets? What are some of the traumas and obstacles they are facing? Why are some people chronically homeless? What are resources available to the homeless? Who…

KEXP Code 101: Explore Software Development

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

New Tech Seattle

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

More than just a meetup, we're a community that loves and supports people, the Northwest and tech. New Tech Seattle is breaking down the silos and bringing together the smart, fun, creative people from across the full spectrum of the Seattle area tech community.

3rd Annual Veteran Tech Summit: People & Pathways to Your New Career.

November 6 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for the third annual Veteran Tech Summit where Seattle’s top technology, corporate, education and civic leaders will continue the tradition of supporting the military community. This year we are addressing best practices for making your transition into tech with topics on security clearances, leveraging connections, apprenticeships, and internships. Learn how joining veteran service organizations can boost your network while helping you connect to your community. Hosted by the first code school in the state to accept the GI…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

November 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Partner Power Hour: What is Infrastructure (as Code)?

November 9 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

What is Infrastructure? How does software run in the wild? In this talk we'll cover an overview of some basic infrastructure resources, how to manually provision resources, and how to then manage and deploy those resources from code. About the presenter: Mary Larrousse is an Infrastructure Engineer with a focus on DevOps/Site Reliability Engineering, specializing in Kubernetes.

JavaScript Final Presentations – Open to the public!

November 9 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join our community in celebrating the accomplishments of our 401 graduates while also getting an exclusive look at the projects that are created during a week-long development sprint. The group presentations will give you a great sense of the stories and backgrounds of the graduates coming out of Code Fellows, while also providing insights into the skill sets gained over the past 10 weeks. In just 5 days, these students plan, build, and launch an MVP to demonstrate their development…

New Tech Eastside (Diversity in Tech)

November 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our theme for this month is Diversity In Tech. It’s no secret, companies with more diversity, whether it’s racial, ethnic, or gender, perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and benefits of diversity in the tech industry, and what we can all do to ensure opportunities are available for all of us, and make diversity the standard, not the exception.

An Evening with Magnix CEO (Maker of Electric Planes)

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Roei Ganzarski, the CEO of Magnix, maker of electric planes. They don't yet get us much attention as Tesla but could be just as impactful in the long term. The first hour is networking and the formal speaking part starts at 6pm and ends at 7pm. Roei will do a presentation on the exciting things his company is working on. There may be an after party.

Humanity in Tech

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In response to your popular demand of our womxn in tech and diversity in tech events, we’re launching monthly Humanity in Tech events! You’ll have deeper experiences with monthly opportunities to connect to your peers, mentors, and influencers leading the way on building a more inclusive Seattle tech community. It’s no secret, companies with more diversity, whether it’s racial, ethnic, or gender, perform better than those with less. We’re excited to invite you to learn about the difficulties, successes, and…

Spinnaker Summit 2019

November 15 @ 8:00 am - November 17 @ 5:00 pm

Spinnaker Summit 2019 brings together the rapidly growing global community of Spinnaker users – an open source, multi-cloud continuous delivery platform for releasing software changes with high velocity and confidence, created at Netflix and used by JP Morgan Chase, Cerner Healthcare, Capital One and others around the globe. Spinnaker has been battle-tested in production by hundreds of teams over millions of deployments. It combines a powerful and flexible pipeline management system with integrations to the major cloud providers. This year’s…

Making an Impact Through Sustainable Fashion

November 19 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Help the planet while supporting a homegrown start-up? Come hear Ambika Singh share the sustainability evolution of Armoire.style! We will also plan to discuss what is currently being done within the industry to make fashion more sustainable. In addition, we will talk about some of the positive solutions for change we all have within us. Our panelists: Erika Massaquoi - Owner & Designer | OULA Ambika Singh - Founder of Armoire Amy O’Brien, author of “The Power of Green Our…

HealthTech Summit 2019 hosted by King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

How can physicians get involved in a startup? Find out at HealthTech Summit hosted by King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX About this Event King County Medical Society and IntuitiveX have partnered together to host a Health-Technology summit to advance innovations in Health and Medicine by highlighting topics that engage physicians with entrepreneurship concepts. The panel discussions, speakers, and workshops will focus on the many ways that physicians can get involved in a startup - as inventors, advisors, investors, etc.…

Happy Hour at Code Fellows

December 5 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for drinks, snacks and good conversation with Code Fellows' students, staff, and alumni. You'll have an opportunity to learn more about Code Fellows’ programs and what a future career in coding can look like for you. Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5:00 - 6:00: Brief introduction to Code Fellows 6:00 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Code Fellows staff and instructors We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni, and…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

01/04/2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

Seattle Code 101: Explore Software Development

03/07/2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Thinking about a new career in software development? Start here! In this one-day workshop, you'll get a taste of a day in the life of a software developer. Code 101 helps you learn what it’s like to be a software developer through a day-long immersive course for beginners that focuses on front-end web development technologies. Get a taste of the Code Fellows learning experience, find out how websites are built, and code a webpage yourself using professional coding practices. Outcomes:…

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